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North Shore historian to kick off 2014 Cape Ann summer cultural season

Posted by boston.com  March 21, 2014 10:00 AM

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Jim McAllister, a well known North Shore historian and popular speaker, will help kick off the 2014 Cape Ann  summer cultural  season with “For the Love of Art", a series of four lectures with art-related themes. McAllister's talks will be held on four consecutive Thursday evenings  from April 17 to May 8 at the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck in Gloucester.
 
The series will open with "Art and Artists on Boston's North Shore 1870-1930", a look back at art activity in coastal communities from Lynn to Newburyport  during the region's golden age, on April 17. Other lectures will include  "From Paris to Provence : A Cultural Odyssey", a visual record of his  trips to Paris, Giverny, Aix-en-Provence, Nice and other famous French art centers, on April 24; "Forgers, Frauds and Filchers: Art Crimes and Criminals", a look at the dark but fascinating side of the art world, on May 1: and " Collecting Art on a Shoestring: The Thrill of the Chase ", charming anecdotes and tough lessons learned from his own art-collecting experiences, on May 8.

The lectures will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, 6 Wonson Street, Gloucester. Free parking is available at the nearby municipal parking lot. Admission is $12 per lecture, reservations are suggested. Series ticket with reserved seating are available at a reduced $40 rate until April 10. For more information or to make reservations contactculturecorner@gmail.com, or if necessary, at 978.979.5907.

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